Art & Soul of the Magic Valley – Overview

logo 2016Art & Soul of Magic Valley, presented by the Magic Valley Arts Council, is the largest cash prize art contest in the Northwest held each year in Twin Falls, ID. The competition brings artists, businesses and community members together to award $42,000 in prize money, with top prize taking home $15,000.

This unique Art and Community event offers fun, festivities, and excitement as artists’ works are seen by thousands of locals and visitors. Everyone 16 years old and older with a valid identification is encouraged to register to vote for their favorite art pieces. Public voting is free and determines all the winners.  In 2016 there will be more than 40 prize winners.

Artists works are showcased in Venues, Twin Falls city businesses, public offices and public spaces which become galleries for hundreds of pieces of art work displayed in multiple “neighborhoods throughout the city.”

Artists secure Sponsors to serve as the artist’s advocates.  Anyone can become a Sponsor: individuals, friends, family, civic groups or organizations, etc.

An artist must have both a sponsor and a venue to be entered into the contest. Artists submit an entry and application. The discounted Artist submission deadline is January 22, 2016.

Art & Soul of Magic Valley will be April 15-30, 2016.

For more information, contact the Magic Valley Arts Council at 208-734-ARTS (2787).

2015 Grand Prize Winner – Don Moore – North Fork, Idaho
5-140 Don Moore Elk Gate

2nd Place Winner – Leonard Cloninger – Helena, MT